Washington Redskins will change team name

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The Washington Redskins are closing in on a change of nickname

"On July 3, we announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team's name", the organization said in a statement.

This followed an internal review commenced several weeks ago by the franchise. Rivera had said the team wanted to include the military in its new name. This time, crucially, the circle of opponents widened to include Federal Express, which has naming rights to the team's stadium and also a minority stake in the team.

Now, the organization formerly known as the Washington Redskins released a statement saying they are retiring the team name and logo. Marshall had previously been an ardent critic of desegregation in America, including many statements made after his founding and ownership of one of the NFL's cornerstone franchises over the last century.

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"A whole new generation of fans of Washington NFL football will have a team name and mascot they can be proud of", she added. The team hasn't said, but the oddsmakers at BetOnline think the team's fans most likely will be singing Hail To The. Goodell, who has fielded questions on the topic for years, said he supported the review. Collectively, the groups and investors seeking to pressure the name change held a net worth of over $620 billion.

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"It's that simple. NEVER-you can use caps", Snyder said.

The team moved to Washington D.C. prior to the 1937 season and has utilized that nickname ever since.

Marshall, who renamed the Boston Braves the Redskins in 1933 and moved it to D.C. four years later, was a segregationist and the last National Football League owner to integrate their team.

As the climate in the country has changed to a place of greater awareness of racial insensitivities, the Redskins name debate returned to the spotlight. Washington's logo of an American Indian chief was designed by a Native American in 1971. They also want it to last for the next 100 years, which means we can assume it won't be almost as offensive as the freshly retired name.

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